Sips of Wine from the Grapevine Fall Harvest Edition – A Bird in November – poetry by Jo Elizabeth Pinto

Sips of Wine from the Grapevine Fall Harvest Edition – A Bird in November – poetry by Jo Elizabeth Pinto

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The Writer’s Grapevine Holiday Extravaganza December January Edition will be out before the first big snowflakes fall.

For now, author and proofreader, Jo Elizabeth Pinto has a savory Sips of Wine from the Grapevine fall poem for you.

A Bird in November

by Jo Elizabeth Pinto

I came upon a bird

One brisk November day,

He spoke a cheerful word

To ease my weary way.

He bravely raised his tune

Despite the bitter chill

As if the month were June

And summer lingered still.

Our passing did me good,

I had to pause and smile.

That songbird understood

How joy might conquer trial.

This poem appears in both my memoir, “Apples of Gold: Timely Advice When the World Doesn’t Seem Lovely” and in my volume of nature poetry, “Dancing with the Seasons: A Year in Simple Verse.” All four of my books are available on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats. My novel and my two memoirs can also be purchased as audio versions.

About the Author

Jo Elizabeth Pinto was among the first blind students to integrate the public schools in the 1970’s. In 1992, she received a degree in Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado. While teaching students how to use adaptive technology, she earned a second degree in 2004 from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in Nonprofit Management. She freelances as an editor and a braille proofreader and is a contributor of The Writer’s Grapevine Magazine where more such articles as this may be found.

As an author, Pinto entertains her readers while giving them food for thought. In her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she draws on personal experience to illustrate that hope is always an action away.

Pinto lives in Colorado with her husband, her preteen daughter, and their pets.

You can find and buy Jo’s work here.

Bio

Jo Elizabeth Pinto was among the first blind students to integrate the public schools in the 1970’s when federal laws allowed disabled students to be educated with their peers. In 1992, she received a degree in Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado. While teaching disabled students how to use adaptive technology, she earned a second degree in 2004 from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in Nonprofit Management. She freelances these days as an editor and a braille proofreader.

As an author, Pinto entertains her readers while giving them food for thought. In her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she draws on personal experience to illustrate that hope is always an action away.

Pinto lives in Colorado with her husband and their teenage daughter. Their family also includes Pinto’s guide dog Spreckles, a poodle/Maltese mix called Leo, and an aging family cat who answers to the name Sam-I-Am when he feels like it.

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